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Nick Hornby and his new book, 'Funny Girl'

cover art for the new book, Funny Girl
cover art for the new book, Funny Girl

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"Funny Girl” was a musical, then a movie, both starring Barbara Streisand.

It's based on the true story of Fanny Brice - a young woman who made it big in show business despite her plain looks.

But in the new iteration of "Funny Girl," the main character is far from plain looking. "Funny Girl" was written by Nick Hornby, author of the books "High Fidelity" and "About a Boy." 

Set in 1960's London, "Funny Girl" is a lively story about the adventures of a beautiful young woman as she becomes a huge star.